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Bachelor's in Integrative Studies

Are you ready to take your career path in the direction of your aspirations? IWU’s BS in Integrative Studies degree lets you position your learning toward your areas of interest through a choice of five concentration paths, including: early childhood teacher training, elementary teacher training, elementary teacher training – elementary education concentration, secondary teacher training, and individualized concentration. Explore more about these paths and choose the one that fits your future:

Early Childhood Teacher Training

Prepare to serve the educational and social needs of early learners through a bachelor’s degree in early childhood specialization. Gain the skills you need to develop early childhood programs, along with assessment tools for learning progress.

Elementary Teacher Training

Develop your approach to teaching in elementary school settings—from classroom management to instructional techniques and more through this elementary teaching degree online program. Wondering what degree do you need to be an elementary teacher? This concentration path can position you to pursue entry to teaching roles in a number of elementary school settings.

Elementary Teacher Training – Elementary Education

Focus your learning on teaching in elementary school settings through an online elementary teaching degree concentration. The elementary school teacher degree focus builds out foundational skills in key areas from curricular and instructional approaches to teaching diverse student populations. This program leads to Indiana licensure in elementary education.

Secondary Teacher Training

Prepare to impact student outcomes in a variety of secondary learning environments. From classroom management to adolescent development, the concepts you’ll learn can make you a better educator both stateside and overseas.


What is integrative studies? The integrative studies program is an opportunity to make the most of your aspirations through a degree you customize to fit your learning and career interests and goals. This degree concentration lets you do just that to prepare you to pursue a number of fields of study and/or practice.

Why Pursue My Integrative Studies Degree Program Online at IWU?

From individualized learning paths and field experiences in early learning and elementary education settings to offering integrative studies degrees fully online, IWU has aimed for the highest caliber of a university education experience for more than a century—and online education for more than a quarter century. Today, we are proud to offer the support you need to foster your meaningful impact through your career passion—with faculty who bring a practitioner-centered approach to your learning and curriculum aligned to industry standards and best practices. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Additionally, your tuition rates are locked in the moment you start. You will experience no tuition hikes for the duration of your program.

What Will I Learn in an Integrative Studies Degree Program?

This bachelor’s in integrative studies develops your expertise within your concentration area. Your studies will offer a foundational exploration of elementary school or early childhood teaching, elementary education, or an individualized concentration path within your integrative studies program. Gain the specialized conceptual and applied knowledge needed to pursue entry to a number of career fields within education, human services and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

120 Credit Hours


$395/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Integrative Studies Degree Program

Coursework for your bachelor’s degree covers how to:

  • Illustrate connections between life experiences and fields of study
  • Explain problems or issues by applying acquired skills and knowledge to new situations
  • Describe connections between examples, facts, or theories from more than one field of study or perspective
  • Communicate in oral, written, or visual ways that explicitly connect content and form with an awareness of purpose

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Services
  • Ministry

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program. A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of concentration or minor requirements with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of general education requirements as specified or by transferred academic category equivalents.
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of upper-level courses (300-400 level).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
Concentration or Minor Requirements
  • Twenty-one semester hours in concentration area or minor with a GPA of 2.25.
  • Fifteen hours of the concentration or minor must be completed at IWU. 
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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